About a week ago, HBO released the first teaser for its upcoming supernatural drama 'The Leftovers.' Earlier today, the network released a second teaser, one that is in some ways more hopeful, and in other ways more foreboding.
Produced by 'Lost's Damon Lindelof, 'The Leftovers' imagines what the world would be like after the biblical Rapture (or at least a Rapture-like event) suddenly "beams up" the righteous to a world beyond our own. Approximately 140 million people disappear, leaving those left behind with the task of picking up the pieces, and preparing for what unforeseen events might continue to shape humanity's future.
'The Leftovers' is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by author Tom Perrotta, who has already seen two of his books ('Election,' 'Little Children') get successfully adapted for the screen. The cast includes big names like Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston and Amy Brenneman. Teaser two, featuring Walt Whitman quotes, can be seen below. Walter White would approve.
As big of a 'Lost' fan as I was, I can't help but hope Lindelof is going into 'The Leftovers' with a 100 percent decided conclusion. So much of 'Lost' felt like Lindelof and company were just making things up as they went along, with the ending especially feeling like it came out of left field. For this new project to truly be satisfying, Lindelof has to know where the tale will end. Thankfully, there's an existing book he can use to guide himself along.
'The Leftovers' premieres on Sunday, June 15 at 10/9c, in the post-'Game of Thrones' finale slot.
There was a scifi novel similar to this. I think it centered around the Winchester house. Anyway, x amount of people simply vanished. Lost sucked ass. First season fine, second season not too bad. By the third you could tell the show had no direction. The ending and final season were horrible. It's like they were guaranteed a fan base and just gave up caring about the promised quality.